Tax authorities such as the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board have harsh mechanisms to collect unpaid tax liabilities. By the time you realize you have a problem, the IRS may already have taken steps to seize your property.
Why You Need To Act Now
If you receive an IRS collection notice, it’s important to contact a qualified tax attorney as soon as possible. The IRS has a number of collection actions at its disposal, including:
- Filing a tax lien against your property
- Posting a levy against your bank account
- Garnishing your wages
Before the IRS can take your property, it must provide you with notice. Unfortunately, the IRS can be chaotic and prone to errors. For example, if the collection action is from taxes you owed in 2009, and you have moved since then, it may send the notice to your old address. For this and other reasons, you may not know you have a tax issue until the IRS begins a collection proceeding.
Collection proceedings can affect you in many ways. For example, if the IRS levies your bank account, you could face bounced checks and overdraft notices. If the IRS files a lien on your property, that lien could affect your ability to sell the property or obtain financing.
The sooner you contact us, the more options you will have to deal with the underlying tax dispute. As an experienced tax lawyer, Janathan Allen provides you the protection of attorney-client privilege while applying extensive legal, tax and accounting expertise to your unique situation.
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